Kamogelo Mogaswa of Tuks in conrol of the ball.

Amazing victory for Leopards


Black Leopards started their second-round league programme with a bang, when they beat the University of Pretoria 4-0 in their NFD league match at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday.

Lidoda Duvha took the lead in the 19th minute. Their overlapping right back, Marks Munyai, was brought down within the box and a penalty was awarded to the home side. Their Zambian sharpshooter, Mwape Musonda, made no mistake from the spot.

Realizing that their midfielders were fast losing their fighting spirit, the students introduced Kyle Koert for Mogau Kwinana in the 26th minute. The home side scored their second goal before the end of the first half. Xolani Ndlovu forced his way through the defence of Tuks and beat the keeper with a ground gutter.

The visitors tried their luck by effecting another change to their starting line-up. They sacrificed Kamogelo Mogaswa for Ian Chikowa in the 54th minute. Leopards’ defender, Isaac Masia, was booked for obstructing Thabo Moseki two minutes later. Lidoda Duvha then strengthened their striking force by replacing Thembisani Nevhulamba with Joseph Mhlongo.

Mhlongo formed a deadly combination with Mwape Musonda and Xolani Ndlovu at the forefront. Musonda was on target in the 74th minute, following a spotless pass from Joseph Mhlongo. Meshack Maphangule, the Leopards’ dribbling wizard, was replaced with Karabo Tsepe two minutes later.

Musonda completed his hat trick two minutes before the referee blew the final whistle.


Leopards’ goal scorers. Mwape Musonda (left) scored three goals and Xolani Ndlovu one.

Mwape Musonda of Leopards (right) and Grant Bruchhausen of Tuks chase the ball.

Xolani Ndlovu of Leopards chases the ball, while Ritchi Sebastiano of Tuks (left) is on the attack.


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Date:11 January 2018 - By: Frank Mavhungu

Frank Mavhungu

Frank is a Human Resources Manager at the Department of Public Works in Limpopo. He is the longest serving correspondent of the Mirror, having joined us at the end of 1990.  He mainly writes sports reports and resides at Tsianda Village. In 2004, Frank won the National Castle League Award, an award for the best reporter in the SAB league in South Africa.



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